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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-FEMALES

Adults who have a body mass index greater than 25.00 (Overweight or Obese)*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,534 3,971 34.7 33.2-36.2 7,563 65.3 63.8-66.8
-FEMALES 7,129 2,795 40.7 38.8-42.5 4,334 59.3 57.5-61.2
RACE
White 5,486 2,363 44.4 42.3-46.5 3,123 55.6 53.5-57.7
African American 1,236 278 26.8 22.7-31.3 958 73.2 68.7-77.3
Other Minorities 376 145 44.3 36.3-52.6 231 55.7 47.4-63.7
AGE
18-24 183 100 56.7 46.9-65.9 83 43.3 34.1-53.1
25-34 581 258 43.1 37.9-48.4 323 56.9 51.6-62.1
35-44 983 380 39.8 36.0-43.8 603 60.2 56.2-64.0
45-54 1,314 469 36.3 33.0-39.7 845 63.7 60.3-67.0
55-64 1,529 528 33.8 30.8-37.0 1,001 66.2 63.0-69.2
65+ 2,488 1,034 38.9 36.4-41.6 1,454 61.1 58.4-63.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 866 293 33.6 27.5-40.2 573 66.4 59.8-72.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,098 759 37.6 34.1-41.3 1,339 62.4 58.7-65.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,894 721 39.2 35.6-42.9 1,173 60.8 57.1-64.4
College Graduate 2,266 1,021 47.0 44.0-50.0 1,245 53.0 50.0-56.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 887 265 28.8 24.5-33.5 622 71.2 66.5-75.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,177 415 33.2 29.0-37.6 762 66.8 62.4-71.0
$25,000- 34,999 773 267 36.2 30.6-42.3 506 63.8 57.7-69.4
$35,000- 49,999 884 298 33.0 28.3-38.0 586 67.0 62.0-71.7
$50,000- 74,999 903 361 41.8 37.1-46.7 542 58.2 53.3-62.9
$75,000+ 1,280 621 51.3 47.5-55.1 659 48.7 44.9-52.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,775 877 31.0 28.1-34.0 1,898 69.0 66.0-71.9
No 4,111 1,804 45.0 42.6-47.4 2,307 55.0 52.6-57.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 162 66 41.8 31.5-52.8 96 58.2 47.2-68.5
Non-Veteran 6,966 2,728 40.6 38.7-42.5 4,238 59.4 57.5-61.3

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*Body mass index is computed as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared:(kg/ m2).
BMI is an intermediate variable used in defining overweight and obesity. Underweight=BMI less than 18.5,
Recommended Range=BMI 18.5 to 24.9, Overweight=BMI 25.0 to 29.9 and Obese= BMI greater than 30.0

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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